In growing numbers they walk passed my home till echos of refugees the world over haunt me.

~ Dedicated to the people of Syria now, the people of Palestine both past & present.... and indeed for all refugees the world over.
'You are not just a drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in a drop.' ~ Rumi


Passed my home in a constant stream
Strong emotions resonate and team

Rushing in their hope to dream
Expectant faces that hide one scream

A nearby land they aim to soon reclaim
A wrong to be righted despite the blame

The parallels to another tribe are truly real
So how can I but an overwhelming sadness feel


When will we learn from this repeated mistake?
What will it take from this deep illusion to awake?

We are all one, yet we constantly divide
Our lives consistently shattered by pride

Which clan are you? To whom do you belong?
When will we realise that this is just wrong

United we stand, divided we fall
We repeat it blindly, yet in action we stall

A simple concept so hard to uphold
And so on a fool's errand we never find gold

Peace and security are words we use lightly
Whilst fear and despair shine ever more brightly

I want to stand tall and say as loud as I can
This earth is only ours but for a short span

So the sooner we learn to faithfully aspire
For causes whose aims are so much higher

The faster we will all truly see
That there is more to you and me

Than titles, names & what we do
One heart that beats for old and new

A united people who can finally achieve
A redeemed humanity in which we can believe


Written by Rula Zein-Iddin ~ (c) All Rights Reserved

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10/26/2016 7:29pm

Many thanks to Zein ddin for post this wonderful poem with us which have a great lesson for everybody, who are look for this kind of words. I note this poem in my books because it's my favorite and mostly people talk about it. I appreciate you for this good work.

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03/06/2017 11:57pm

Beautiful photo there! I'm dreaming about seaside now!

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